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"PSC Partners Seeking a Cure" Conference, 2006

The PSC Partners Seeking a Cure foundation held its Second Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, from April 7-9, 2006 [.pdf] at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center:

MARRIOTT
PITTSBURGH CITY CENTER
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 471-4000
(Near Mellon Arena)

Arne Myrabo has kindly compiled digital photographs taken by himself at the conference (see: Photo Gallery) (Copyright 2006 Arne Myrabo. All rights reserved).

The weekend was as follows:

Please click on the links below to view the speaker's slide presentations. The presentations are available in Portable Document Format [.pdf], meaning that you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to read the files. Please me patient in downloading the files as some of them are quite large (> 9 MB).

Friday April 7:
  • 5:30 - 7:30 pm: Registration and Reception

    Saturday April 8:
  • Continental Breakfast (7:00-8:00 am)
  • Opening Remarks (8:00-8:10 am) Don and Ricky Safer, PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Foundation
  • Presentation One (8:10-8:40 am)
  • Presentation Two (8:40-9:05 am)
  • Presentation Three (9:05-9:30 am)
  • Question and Answer Panel (9:30-10:15 am) Above Three Speakers
  • Break (10:15-10:30 am)
  • Presentation Four (10:30-10:50 am
  • Presentation Five (10:50-11:10 am)
  • Presentation Six (11:10-11:30 am)
  • Question and Answer Panel (11:30-12:15 pm) Above Three Speakers
  • Box Lunch (12:15-1:15 pm)
  • Presentation Seven (1:15-1:35 pm)
  • Presentation Eight (1:35-1:55 pm)
  • Presentation Nine (1:55-2:10 pm)
  • Presentation Ten (2:10-2:20 pm)
  • Question and Answer Panel (2:30-2:45 pm) Above Four Speakers
  • Break (2:45-3:00 pm)
  • Breakout Sessions: Session 1 (3:00-3:30 pm) Pick 1
    • Quality of Life for Children with a Chronic Illness - Dr. Robert Noll, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
    • Nance Conney, Starzl Transplantation Institute
      Organ Allocation - How the Process Works [.pdf] (814 KB)
      (Copyright 2006 Nance Conney. All rights reserved)
    • Meditation - Dorit Baurer
  • Breakout Sessions: Session 2 (3:30-4:05 pm) Pick 1
  • Evening Dinner Reception (6:00-8:00 pm) Chris Klug, PSC Patient, Transplant Recipient, Olympic Medalist - To the Edge and Back

    Sunday April 9:
  • Continental Breakfast (7:30-8:30 am)
  • Presentation (8:30-9:00 am) Update on Dr. Chapman’s Research - Ivor Sweigler, PSC UK Support Group
  • Roundtable Discussions (9:00-10:15 am)
  • Break (10:15-10:30 am)
  • Roundtable Discussions (10:30-11:45 am)
  • Closing Remarks (11:45-12:00 pm) Don and Ricky Safer, PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Foundation

    We are extremely grateful to the following Corporate Partners who sponsored our 2006 Conference [.pdf] (54 KB):

      • Gold level: Astellas Pharma
      • Silver level: American Liver Foundation - Western Pennsylvania Chapter
      • Bronze level: Axcan Scandipharm
      • Bronze level: Roche Pharmaceuticals
      • Copper level: ConAgra Foods
      • Copper level: UPMC - Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute
      • Other sponsors: AAA Environmental

  • PSC Partners Seeking a Cure (www.pscpartners.org)
    contactus@pscpartners.org


    Last Update: 05/26/08